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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 shares you missed

Tristan Harrison
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Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.44% to 5,716.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.40% to 5,793.40
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,228.10 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.91 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was horticultural business Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC), its share price rose 5.5% after outlining its profit growth expectations yesterday.

Shares of IPH Limited (ASX: IPH) rose 3.8% after telling investors how FY19 is progressing at its AGM.

Car dealer business Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) fell 6% after revealing a big profit decline in its update to the market.

The share price of New Zealand business Kathmandu Holdings Ltd (ASX: KMD) finished up 13% after reporting strong growth of its same store sales.

Shares of shoe retailer Accent Group Ltd (ASX: AX1) rose 12.7% after increasing its profit expectations for the first half of its 2019 financial year.

The Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW) share price fell 1.4% after it announced the acquisition of the fourth largest brick manufacturer in the US.

British bank CYBG plc (ASX: CYB) fell another 5.3% on worries of slowing growth and a difficult Brexit.

Finally, the Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price rose 1.8% despite being on the receiving end of a lower price target.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO, IPH Ltd, and Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Accent Group, Automotive Holdings Group Limited, and Brickworks. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.